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Game Thread: Union 4 vs Impact 1, Final

Union capatolize in the first half as Impact have been playing 10 men after a red card in the 15’

Morgan Tencza

Game Updates

Full Time - Your Philadelphia Union are in sole possession of second place in the east. Just let that sink in. It’s also their third straight win and the fifth in six games.

90+1’ - We will have 2’ of stoppage here.

90’ - Union soooo close to a fifth goal after a missed shot from Monteiro

87’ - Curtin making a rare double switch here. Aaronson is replaced with Jack de Vries. Then Bedoya is replaced by Cole Turner, who is yet another homegrown player and is making his MLS debut tonight.

83’ - A nice cross and Ilsinho almost had headed in a ball for a goal but he couldn’t get on the end.... and I think the fanbase was just as shocked to see him in the air.

78’ - Play is resumes with a dropped ball.

76’ - Play is stopped after an Impact player is down on the pitch.

72’ - Kacper is coming off the pitch and is replaced with Sergio Santos. No hat trick for Przybylko.

70’ - HOW DID THAT BALL NOT GO IN. Terrible touch by Aaronson.

66’ - AND the familiar face we have seen from ref Marcos de Oliveira as he listens to VAR to confirm the goal... and it is a good goal.

65’ - GOOOAAAALLLL for Fontana who is at the top of the box.

64’ - Ilsinho has entered the pitch replacing Wooten.

63’ - Montreal has back to back corners here. The cross for the second corner goes across the box with no one on the end.

60’ - Impact sub: Lassi Lappalainen replaces Bojan

54’ - Fontana closed to getting on the score sheet as the keeper needed to stretch out to get the save.

53’ - Aaronson shots the ball, but it is easily saved.
Impact Substitution: Karifa Yao replaces Joel Waterman

47’ - After the second half starts... Union GOALLLL by Kacper Przybylko. Union up 3-1

Halftime Sub: Union bring on Anthony Fontana replaces Warren Creavalle

Halftime Stats

Philadelphia Union
Shots - 7
Shots on Goal - 3
Shots Blocked - 1
Possession - 54.5%
Fouls - 6
Yellow Cards - 1
Red Cards: 0
Missed Chances - 0

Montreal Impact
Shots - 4
Shots on Goal - 1
Shots Blocked - 1
Possession - 45.8%
Fouls - 4
Yellow Cards - 0
Red Cards: 1
Missed Chances - 0

45+5- Halftime. Union head into the locker room up a man and up a goal. Ref blew the whistle at 7:59.

45+3’ - GOALLLLLL! A massive cross from Matt Real is right at Kacper’s foot who puts it into the net. Union up 2-1.

45’ - The fourth official has signaled 5’ of stoppage time.

40’ - Union on the attack and was too slow trying to get a shot off as Impact, who are playing with just 10 guys, got the ball back and a moving towards the Union’s side of the field.

38’ - Header Tennis by the Union after the corner... at least four players got a head on the ball and it is headed to high and goes over the cross bar. Union and Impact still tied at 1.

37’ - Brenden Aaronson settles a pass for Bedoya at the top of the box but the shot is pushed out of play.

36’ - Aaronson from the left side of the box dribbles into it and tries to cross it to the far side but it is blocked.

30’ - Impact sets up their free kick from about 23 yards away from the net, and it ends up being a Union goal kick.

28’ - Blake comes way high and off his line and ends up getting a Yellow Card.

25’ - Goal is confirmed. There will be a lot of stoppage time at the end of this half.

24’ - And we have a discussion over the goal.

22’ - Real from the left wing into the box, Wooten brings it down and Bedoya drills it to the back of the net for a GOOOOAAAALlll. 1-1

18’ - Bedoya off a cross passes it to Przybylko who can’t get a foot on it.

15’ - Ref waives off the yellow card and gives Quioto a straight red card. Montreal has a long night ahead of them playing a man down.

13’- Romell Quioto enters the ref’s book after clearly elbowing McKenzie and after a while, we have VAR for the potential red card (it should be).

5’ - Play resumes with a 24 yard free kcick for the impact... and it goes into the back of the net as it goes right through the wall. Montreal Impact 1 - 0

4’ - Play is now stopped as Mark Mckenzie is slow to get off the pitch. Trainers back out on the field and looking at his leg.

3’ - Play resumes with Union playing down a man as Kacper Przybylko contiunes to get checked out on the sidelines.

1’ - Kacper is down on the pitch and the game is haulted for the trainers to come on and take a look at him.

1’ We Have ourselves a game. Kickoff happened at 7:08

Starting XI
Philadelphia Union:

Montreal Impact:

Team Availability

Jack Elliott (D) - undisclosed injury
Kai Wagner (D) - undisclosed injury

Ilsinho (M) - undisclosed injury
Aurelien Collin (D) - leg injury
Sergio Santos (F) - hamstring injury
Ray Gaddis(D) - undisclosed injury

Jose Martinez (M)


Steeven Saba (M) - left foot injury
Mathieu Choinière (M) - ankle injury
Ballou Tabla (M) - adductor injury

Emanuel Maciel (M), Rudy Camacho (D)

Series Matchup against Montreal Impact

(Due to Covid-19 the game is being played in Red Bull Arena)
Impact: 7 wins, 22 goals
Union: 2 wins, 10 goals
1 draw


Referee: Marcos de Oliveira
Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Adam Wienckowski
4th Official: Thomas Snyder
VAR: Alan Kelly

How to Watch

Where: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
When: 7:00 p.m., Saturday September 20th
TV: PHL 17
Streaming: in market; ESPN+ out-of-market
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: IHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler

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